I’ve been craving Indian food lately, so I decided to head to another amazing Indian place in my hometown of Miami. Come join me as I sink into North Indian food heaven in Miami, Florida!
For this food adventure, I headed to Urban Rasoi, an amazing Indian restaurant in Kendall. It’s a boutique restaurant that focuses on northern Indian cuisine, including chicken, lamb, goat, parathas, and naan.
Inside are roughly a dozen different tables and lots of beautiful paintings of India. At the back is a bar area where you can buy wine and Indian beer.
In the kitchen, I met Deshraj, who would be showing me 8 or 9 dishes, including channa masala, paneer tikka masala, and chilli chicken. It was like North Indian food heaven in there! I loved the way they made the dishes. Everything smelled great and they used all fresh ingredients. The chilli chicken would be spicy, exactly the way I like it!
They also made me some tandoori shrimp and tandoori lamb. The masala they put on them smelled so good! Then, I watched them prepare some yellow dal and gobi Manchurian, which is spicy fried cauliflower.
Next, they made me some goat curry! It had been a while since I’d been to northern India and I couldn’t wait to dive into this food!
Then, they sliced into the lamb and continued to let it cook and then tossed the shrimp in a bowl with ghee, masala, and lime juice. Next, they rolled out some cheese naan and garlic naan and put them in the tandoor. I personally prefer Indian breads over the rice that they use in southern Indian cuisine. Finally, they made me some lamb biryani!
At my table, I had garlic naan, cheese naan, mango lassi, chilli chicken, samosas, gobi Manchurian, lamb tandoori, shrimp tandoori, and some Godfather lager Beer. The beer was very flavorful!
I started with a veg samosa, which came with mint chutney and tamarind chutney. I loved the mint, and the tamarind chutney was so sweet! The channa masala contained chickpeas, coriander, and tomatoes. The gobi Manchurian was super tasty with the green peppers, spring onion, and coriander. It was delicious!
The chilli chicken was nice and crispy with spring onions, peppers, and a delicious sweet-and-sour sauce. It was so tasty!
My next dishes were the yellow dal and paneer tikka masala. Paneer (cottage cheese) is a staple in Indian veg cuisine. It’s dense and creamy, and goes well with the amazing sauce on top. The yellow dal was light and full of flavor!
Next was the rich goat curry, which came in a deep brown sauce. I added more of the sauce to my place so I could sop it up with some naan! The goat curry was not spicy and was actually soft, buttery, and a little sweet. I suggest being careful because goat curry contains small bones. Using the naan to soak up the sauce is the best!
Then, I went with the cheese naan and added some of the amazing curry or gravy on top. The naan was stuffed with cheese and so unbelievably tasty!
The lamb biryani contained caramelized onions on tip and looked unreal. I dove into it Indian-style with my hands. The lamb was so soft and tender and full of flavor. The texture of the crunchy, caramelized onions took it to the next level! It took me back to my first time having biryani in India, when I tried it on the streets of Delhi!
The tandoori lamb was so smoky and full of that signature tandoor flavor I love. It was tender and spicy. Then, I jumped on the shrimp, which were massive and succulent. The masala was unreal!
I finished with some mango lassi, which is a yogurt drink that helps cool down the heat after a spicy meal. It was thick and creamy and full of fresh mango flavor!
What an incredible meal! I really was in North Indian food heaven the whole time! You have to visit Urban Rasoi if you have a hankering for amazing northern Indian food in Miami.
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